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“Great value fun hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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College Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5 Place Saint Paul, 69005 , Lyon, France (Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine)   |  
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Ranked #85 of 190 Hotels in Lyon
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Great value fun hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic location in Lyon old town, near to everything we wanted to see. Helpful and friendly staff who all spoke English (a huge benefit to us). Hotel is quirky and fun, themed around an old school/college building, lots of nice touches. Rooms are no frills but comfortable and clean with nice linen. Our room also came with wonderful views. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank NatLeheup
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Blackwood, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Quirky and interesting hotel,bit strange at first to enter your hotel room and find school desks and lockers in your room,but then you realise it's a themed hotel and everything falls into place,staff were friendly and helpful and the breakfast was very good.
The hotel is in a great location with plenty of bars and restaurants nearby but we didn't notice any noise when we went to bed,really strange to look out of your hotel window and see school chairs on the vertical wall lol

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank TonyEvs19
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cheshire
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108 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This former skool is now a hotel in a really good location. Walk across the road to a pedestranised street full of cafes, restaurants and tourist shops. The hotel is modern, the rooms we stayed in was not large but clean and comfortable and the breakfast was reasonable. Recommended

Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We stayed three nights in Bellecour, went away for a couple of days and then came back to Lyon to stay at this hotel. The location is fabulous and we discovered a whole part of the city that somehow, we had completely missed on the first part of our trip. It’s a quirky and unusual place, with great communal areas that make use of the whole school theme. Each floor has a fridge to help yourself to free soft drinks which is a lovely touch. The staff that we met were all lovely and certainly when I booked over email, could not have been more helpful and efficient.

However…on the whole I was disappointed. I thought I liked “minimalism” but now I realize that unless it is pristine (which in a hotel it’s never going to be) it actually just looks like a white wall that could really do with a jolly good scrub and a fresh coat of paint. The room was a Post Graduate, so the most expensive they have, but it was small – saved from being pokey by the whiteness and because of a narrow balcony (not wide enough to sit out on). The bathroom was very clean but the corner bath was not ideal for a soak in the tub.

I am glad we went cos I wanted to try it, but at just a little shy of E200 by the time we had paid city tax and breakfast, my personal view is that it is expensive for what it is and your money is probably better spent elsewhere.

Room Tip: Like in other reviews, late night or rather early morning, revelers disturbed our sleep so i am not...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Louise Y
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London
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We arrived, frazzled, with a dying car. The people on the desk were all extremely friendly, helpful, and dealt with a rather stressed family with patience, efficiency and made sure that our stay was not marred in the least. The rooms are not huge, but very well appointed, spotlessly clean and the location more than made up for this. The free drinks fridges on each corridor are a great idea, particularly for the children! The terrace on the second floor is a very pleasant place to sit and far quieter than expected given the central location. The breakfast was freshly produced and very good. We had a super stay, despite our car problems and highly recommend the hotel - we hope to be back.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Mumwithyoungfamily
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antwerp
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147 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The rate average is not ok, but very good would be to much, it was just the price that wasn't right for what was offered. Perfect location, nice staff. Compared with other hotel which was just a little more expensive this was not worth the money, all tough rooms were very clean and spacious. No parking available. Breakfast was ok, but not inclusive.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank nadinekebloem
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Bruxelles
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54 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Very nicely located hotel in the center of old Lyon. I could walk everywhere from here. the staff is nice and helpful. I liked especially the free drinks you can get from the vintage fridge in the corridor and the nice terrace located at the second floor. For the cleanliness don't look in the corners but fair for a 3 stars

Room Tip: Second floor has some rooms with access to the terrace.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Topcruiser
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Additional Information about College Hotel

Address: 5 Place Saint Paul, 69005 , Lyon, France
Location: France > Rhone-Alpes > Rhone > Lyon > Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#41 Luxury Hotel in Lyon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates):
Hotel Class:4 star — College Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Le Collège has a great location in the heart of the old city, on a UNESCO-listed site. Have a unique stay in a hotel offering a traditional school-theme decoration concept. The Collège features bright rooms with a modern and sleek decoration. Each offers a flat-screen TV. Hotel Le Collège offers a bar, a meeting room and a terrace. Each is decorated so as to remind you of a traditional school. With a central location, Hotel Le Collège is the perfect choice for tourists visiting the many attractions of Lyons and business travellers visiting partners in the area. ... more   less 
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